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The Old Gray Wolf

The Old Gray Wolf

A Charlie Moon Mystery

Charlie Moon Mysteries (Volume 17)

James D. Doss

Minotaur Books

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Colorado rancher and investigator Charlie Moon accidentally kills a purse snatcher with ties to the mob in Doss's latest gem

Former police officer, sometime tribal investigator, and current rancher Charlie Moon and Chief of Police Scott Parris didn't mean for things to get out of hand, but the purse-snatching LeRoy Hooten left them with little choice when he made a run for it. When Hooten dies due to his injuries, as bad as they feel about it, there is little that they can do. However, the dead man's mother—a widow to a brutal mobster—wastes no time making a call to an old associate to settle the score.

With an assassin on his way, the FBI close behind, and a new P.I. bringing up the rear, Moon and Parris will need to watch their backs in Doss's raucous addition to his wild and witty western mystery series.

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CHAPTER ONE

THE UTE ELDER'S WILDERNESS HIDEAWAY


Imagine yourself miles from the nearest human settlement, hiking along a dusty trail. All cares forgotten, you are whiling away a balmy autumn day in a wilderness which...

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Praise for The Old Gray Wolf

“Charlie Moon looks into several puzzles that confound...in Doss's amusing 16th adventure featuring the Ute Indian part-time deputy and full-time rancher. Series fans will enjoy spending time with old friends.” —Publishers Weekly on Coffin Man

“Top-flight work from Doss...a droll fandango.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Dead Man's Tale

“Funny, even slapstick in places...memorable characters add zest.” —Booklist on A Dead Man's Tale

“Insanely good.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Widow's Revenge

“It's Moon who stands tallest in The Widow's Revenge...a nonstop read [in] this solid series.” —Booklist on The Widow's Revenge

“Successfully evokes the mysticism of traditional Native American storytelling.” —Publishers Weekly on The Widow's Revenge

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Doss, who died this past spring, parts company with Charlie Moon (<em>Coffin Man<em>, 2011, etc.) in this 17th and final go-round. - Kirkus Reviews

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James D. Doss

JAMES D. DOSS is the author of the sixteen previous Charlie Moon mysteries. Two of the Moon books were named among the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly.

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